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Men With Deep Voices Are Sexier

Update Date: Oct 16, 2013 06:21 PM EDT
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Deep voices are sexiest to women, according to new research.

A new study revealed that men with masculine, low-pitched voices are better at attracting women.

While guys like Barry White have more sexual appeal, these men are also seen as more likely to cheat and not viewed as marriage material.

Researchers said the latest findings provide insight into the evolution of voice and mate selection.

"The sound of someone's voice can affect how we think of them," said Dr. Jillian O'Connor, from McMaster University in Canada, according to the Daily Mail.

"Until now, it's been unclear why women would like the voices of men who might cheat. But we found that the more women thought these men would cheat, the more they were attracted to them for a brief relationship when they are less worried about fidelity," O'Connor said.

The study involved 87 women who listened to men's voices that were manipulated to sound higher or lower. Afterwards the women were asked to choose men they thought were more likely to cheat and who they found more attractive for long or short term relationships.

"From an evolutionary perspective, these perceptions of future sexual infidelity may be adaptive," said Dr. David Feinberg of McMaster University, according to the Daily Mail.

"The consequences of infidelity are very high, whether it is emotional or financial, and this research suggests that humans have evolved as a protection mechanism to avoid long-term partners who may cheat," he added.

The findings are published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences

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